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The Hansen Trust PhD Scholarship in History

Key details

$30,000 per annum
Length of Support
Normal course duration

About this scholarship

The History Program at The University of Melbourne is at the forefront of teaching and research internationally. The Hansen Trust has been established to support innovation and excellence in History at Melbourne and to provide students with an outstanding education: to open pathways into great careers and graduate opportunities; to underline the continuing relevance and importance of history; and to nurture and engage community passion for this important field of study.


$30,000 per year for the length of a full-time PhD candidature

A key feature of the scholarship is a mentoring program that provides valuable experience in tertiary teaching and the promotion of History to the community.


The successful applicant must meet the Entry Requirements for the full-time PhD Arts (https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/courses/dr-philart) and have received a minimum result of first class Honours in the qualifying degree. Applications are welcome from both domestic and international students and meeting the University's English language requirements is essential.


Applications are to be made alongside and in accordance with the Faculty of Arts PhD application process: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/students/future/graduate-research/how-to-apply


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 4-6 weeks after the closing date.


Applicants are required to complete the online application form and:

  • Develop a research proposal;
  • Nominate a proposed supervisor;
  • Prepare a 500-word statement outlining their views on the significance of History teaching and the role of History in our society.


Email: artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au


The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.


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